Tokyo Game Show 2014: Opening Report

Business Day starts! A huge lineup of all kinds of new games is in store!

AFA is Held in Indonesia!

Eir Aoi, Egoist, T.M.Revolution, DJ Kazu! Popular anime song singers appeared at Anime Festival Asia Indonesia 2014!

Sanrio Expo 2014 is Held

Tons of new Sanrio products! Many Hello Kitty, Kirimi-chan, and even Gudetama products introduced!

"Rurouni Kenshin: The Legend Ends" Opens

The climax of the Kyoto arc is finally here!

Production on TV Anime *Show By Rock!!* Announced

From Sanrio! A TV anime themed after a rock band will begin its late-night broadcast in 2015!

The Cute Pullip Series Takes on *Alice in Wonderland*! Welcome to the World of “Classical Alice”!

Pullip is an impressive line of fashion dolls that have big heads, slender arms and legs, and lovely eyes. Here on TOM, we’ve previously introduced Pullips born from collaborations with such works as Sailor Moon and Rozen Maiden.

"Terraformars" Swarm Figures to Release

A huge outbreak of 50-millimeter-tall Terraformars will take over sweet shops!

Miku Effector Releasing in October

Have Miku sing by using a guitar! The first ever in the world! Introducing the Vocaloid effector Miku Stomp!

First *One Piece* Game Coming to the PlayStation 4 - *One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3*

A new game in the One Piece: Pirate Warriors series, a collaboration between the popular series One Piece and Warriors that has sold over 2 million copies worldwide, is coming to the PS4.

Sixth Doll Hinaichigo Enters the Pullip x *Rozen Maiden* Collaborative Series! Elegant Photos with Other Rozen Maidens!!

Rozen Maiden is one of the popular collaborative series from Pullip fashion dolls. Though Kirakishou was just released in July, Hinaichigo, the sixth doll, is already joining the Pullip ranks.

Become a Manga Translator! An Interview with the Manga Translation Battle Winner (Part 1)

Recently, the Manga Translation Battle has been gaining attention as a gateway to success for aspiring translators. In this interview series, we’ll talk with previous winners of the contest about their past and what lies ahead for them as manga translators.

*Attack on Titan* and *KanColle* Figures Available for Pre-Order Aug. 28!

One angel, and one demon? Starting Aug. 28, two high-quality figures from the Wonderful Hobby Selection Series, “Colossal Titan Takayuki Takeya Ver.” and “Yamato Kai: Heavy Armament Ver.” are now available for pre-order.

“Change Games, Change Play” - Tokyo Game Show 2014 Draws Near!

This year’s Tokyo Game Show will be held from Sept. 18-21 (open to the general public on the 20 and 21).

Hatsune Miku Collaboration Yatsuhashi to Be Sold at Magical Mirai 2014 in Osaka!

Collaborative yatsuhashi between virtual singer Hatsune Miku and Shogoin Yatsuhashi Honten, a long-running yatsuhashi company established in 1689, will be sold at the event Hatsune Miku Magical Mirai 2014 in Osaka to be held on Aug. 30 at Intex Osaka.

Booming Worldwide? Socks that Look Just Like Sushi!

Salmon, shrimp, and tuna. These delicious-looking socks designed after sushi are trending!

Interview: Live-Action *Rurouni Kenshin* Director Keishi Otomo

An interview with Keishi Otomo, the director behind the live-action Rurouni Kenshin film series.

We Talk With Otaku from Around the World in the Otaku Paradise, Akihabara!

America, France, Italy, Brazil. We met anime and manga fans from around the world!

2014 Summer Comiket Photo Report: Cute & Sexy Content

Cosplay from new anime dominated the scene! We focus on everything cute and sexy we found at this summer’s Comic Market!

1,000 Pikachus Take Over Yokohama!

Even Ash is surprised! It’s a huge outbreak of Pikachus! Yokohama is dyed yellow!

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Jun. 29, 2014 13:009

Knights of Sidonia Season 2 Confirmed, Screening Event to Be Held in November

*Knights of Sidonia* Season 2 Confirmed, Screening Event to Be Held in November

The second season of the TV anime Knights of Sidonia has been confirmed. Knights of Sidonia began broadcasting on Animeism in April of this year and it ended with Episode 12, “Return to Ship.”

Jun. 29, 2014 07:015

Special Interview: redjuice & kz (livetune) on First Collaboration in Five Years - The Future of Science & Creativity [2/2]

Special Interview: redjuice & kz (livetune) on First Collaboration in Five Years - The Future of Science & Creativity [2/2]

Writer Satoshi Hase's science-fiction novel BEATLESS was shortlisted for the 2014 Nihon SF Taishō Award. As a project, BEATLESS has expanded across several mediums, including figures, novels and manga.

Jun. 29, 2014 07:007

Special Interview: redjuice & kz (livetune) on First Collaboration in Five Years - The Future of Science & Creativity [1/2]

Special Interview: redjuice & kz (livetune) on First Collaboration in Five Years - The Future of Science & Creativity [1/2]

The BEATLESS project has unfurled through various media, including figures, novels and manga. The novel, written by sci-fi author Satoshi Hase, has been selected as a finalist in the 2014 Nihon SF Taishō Award.

Jun. 29, 2014 01:003

MimiMemeMIMI Holds Their First Concert! A Certain Voice Actress Shows Her Prowess as a Vocalist

MimiMemeMIMI Holds Their First Concert! A Certain Voice Actress Shows Her Prowess as a Vocalist

The trending music group MimiMemeMIMI held its first solo concert, “MimiMemeMIMI 1st Live Welcome to MimiMemeLAND,” on June 22, showing their faces for the first time.

Jun. 28, 2014 13:0019

Check Out These Trailers for Summer 2014 Anime! [2/2]

Check Out These Trailers for Summer 2014 Anime! [2/2]

We’ve compiled trailers for anime beginning this summer for you to check out! In this second part, we’ll introduce 12 anime with stories of adolescence.

Jun. 28, 2014 07:001

Creamy Mami Becomes a Licca-chan Doll Sculpted Down to the Tiniest Details

Creamy Mami Becomes a Licca-chan Doll Sculpted Down to the Tiniest Details

Pre-orders have begun for “Rikaraizu Creamy Mami, the Magic Angel,” the newest addition to the character doll brand Rikaraizu from Takara Tomy which faithfully recreates the idol Creamy Mami, main character of Studio Pierrot’s magical girl anime series Creamy Mami, the Magic Angel which began broadcasting in 1983.

Jun. 28, 2014 01:0011

Re: Hamatora OP/ED Revealed, Animation and Theme Song PV Also Releases

*Re: Hamatora* OP/ED Revealed, Animation and Theme Song PV Also Releases

The TV anime Re: Hamatora will begin broadcasting on TV Tokyo and other networks on July 7. Information on the anime’s theme songs and a new promotional video have now been released.

Jun. 27, 2014 13:009

Tow Ubukata Joins Staff of Psycho-Pass 2 as Series Composer, Gen Urobuchi Continues as Story Planner and Scenario Director

Tow Ubukata Joins Staff of *Psycho-Pass 2* as Series Composer, Gen Urobuchi Continues as Story Planner and Scenario Director

Psycho-Pass 2, the sequel to Psycho-Pass which was televised for half a year in 2012, will begin broadcasting in October of this year. It has been announced that popular creator Tow Ubukata has joined the staff as the series composer.

Jun. 27, 2014 08:204

Video & Report: E3 2014

Video & Report: E3 2014

The Electronics Entertainment Expo, or E3, is a yearly three-day trade show in Los Angeles made exclusively for members of the video game industry.

Jun. 27, 2014 07:0011

A Dream Collaboration Between Pullip and Sailor Moon Comes True! Introduction to Pullip Sailor Moon Through TOM-Exclusive Photos

A Dream Collaboration Between Pullip and Sailor Moon Comes True! Introduction to Pullip Sailor Moon Through TOM-Exclusive Photos

“In the name of the moon, I will punish you!” This is a phrase that anime fans around the world are likely familiar with. This year marks the 20th anniversary of Sailor Moon, which is loved not just in Japan but all over the world.

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